Heavy Metal Artwork conducted an interview with guitarist Greg Mackintosh of British gothic metal pioneers PARADISE LOST before the band's November 3, 2013 concert at Roundhouse in London, England. You can now watch the chat below.From the harrowing doom of their 1990 debut, "Lost Paradise", to 1991's genre-defining "Gothic", to 1995's break-out masterpiece "Draconian Times", to 1997's electronically tinged "One Second", to 2007's return to a heavier form "In Requiem", to the 2012 opus "Tragic Idol", PARADISE LOST have continued to evolve since their inception in 1988, inspiring countless artists throughout the years. To celebrate their influence on the scene, a special compilation was issued last fall to commemorate the band's 25th-anniversary landmark.
Entitled "Tragic Illusion 25 (The Rarities)" , this album was released on October 21, 2013 in Europe (digitally on October 29, 2013 in North America) and features artwork by Parisian designer Valnoir, who has worked with artists such as ORPHANED LAND, MORBID ANGEL, WATAIN, and more than 150 others. All tracks found on the compilation are previously released rarities — except the new track "Loneliness Remains", and newly recorded "Gothic 2013" and "Our Saviour 2013".